IMPHAL | Nov 15
Manipur celebrated its day at the 37th India International Trade Fair, 2017 at the Hamsadhwani Theatre, Pragati Maidan in the national capital today.
The Manipur Day observation was attended by minister of Textiles, Commerce and Industries, government of Manipur, Thongam Biswajit Singh as chief guest and principal secretary, P. Vaiphei as president.
Inaugurating the event, minister, Biswajit said Manipur had been making tremendous efforts to come up to the need for ensuring inclusive growth of its people and to become an attractive destination for others. He said some progress has been made but most importantly, a good beginning has been set by now.
Through concerted and coordinated efforts of the state government with the constant support of the people, the state has become a peaceful state after the formation of the new government led by BJP, said Biswajit.
Manipur is a rich organic belt for agro and horticulture products, Biswajit observed adding further that it offers huge opportunities for investment which is mostly untapped so far.
Further promoting the agro and horticulture products of the state, he said pineapples, lemons, oranges, passion fruits, etc of the state are renowned for their high juice contents and sweet tastes as much as the u-morok and other spices like ginger, turmeric and other spices are preferred for their strength and colours.
He continued Manipur today is at the threshold of opening up to a huge horizon, the railways are coming to Imphal by 2019 and with the Trans-Asian Highway expected to connect the state to the South East Asian countries, Manipur will be India’s gateway to South East Asia.
The huge opportunities these openings will throw up will be tremendous and the government is hoping to make the best of it with the active involvement of the people under the inclusive leadership of the state and central governments, he continued.
He also mentioned that Manipur is at the top which is validated in every national games. In 1999, when Manipur hosted the national games, the state was overall champion, he added.
Especially, the girls of Manipur are good in sports and few names can be mentioned like MC Mary Kom, Sarita Chanu, Chanchan, he continued.
Minister Biswajit also said with adequate opportunities, incentives and infrastructures in the state, and the sportspersons of the state will do even better in many more events.
Observing that another area of the state’s strength is its rich culture, he explained that different aspects of Manipur performing arts, Manipuri cinema and theatre are well received not only within the country, but also in international platforms.
He also spoke on the handloom and handicrafts of the state and said that the state’s handlooms and handicrafts are popular among the discerning consumers.
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